Bib # 11
PRONUNCIATION: Dick-son Choom-bah
AGE: 25 (27Oct86)
PERSONAL BEST: 2:07:23 (Frankfurt, 2011)
WORLD MARATHON MAJORS:
09Oct11 Bank of America Chicago Marathon DNF
ADDITIONAL MARATHON HIGHLIGHTS:
07Jan12 Xiamen International Marathon 2nd 2:08:21
30Oct11 BMW Frankfurt Marathon 7th 2:07:23
20Mar11 Rome Marathon 1st 2:08:45
10Oc10 Carpi Marathon Memorial Enzo Ferrari 2nd 2:09:20
25Apr10 Madrid Marathon 2nd 2:11:54
Dickson Kiptolo Chumba is a young talent from Nandi who has recently transitioned to the roads. He gained international experience in 2010 with a runner-up debut marathon in Madrid and followed that performance by bettering his time by more than two minutes in Carpi. In 2011 he had his first career win in Rome and made further improvement on his personal best in Frankfurt. This year Chumba finished second in Xiamen to his teammate Peter Kamais.
Chumba started training with Italian coach Claudio Berardelli in Kapsabet in 2008 as part of Dr. Gabriele Rosa’s group. Before Chumba turned his focus to professional running, he worked as a gardener.